Michigan ASCD, along with ASCD is a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading. Our innovative solutions promote the success of each child.

Michigan ASCD is the state affiliate of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), an international organization of diverse educators committed to excellence in teaching and learning.

Located in Lansing, Michigan ASCD is a strong resource and advocate for quality teaching and learning in our state. The organization collaborates with the State Department of Education, the State Board of Education, the Legislature and other educational organizations to advocate for and influence the educational policy and practices that are of interest to our membership.

Michigan ASCD, along with ASCD is the worldwide leader in learning, teaching, and educational leadership.  We provide expert and innovative solutions for addressing the opportunities and challenges learners face in the 21st Century.  We engage and connect diverse communities dedicated to the success of each learner.

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Board of Directors

Amber Hall
Curriculum & Perry Innovation Center Director, Grand Blanc Community Schools

Dr. Kathy Peasley
Associate Superintendent for Instruction, Gratiot-Isabella RESD

Debra Asano
[Retired] Associate Superintendent, Marquette-Alger RESA 

Immediate Past President
Nicole Gasper,
CEO, West Michigan Aviation Academy

Representative- Region 2
Karla Akins
Director of Teaching & Learning, Petoskey Schools

Representative – Region 3
Tonya Harrison
Director of General Education, Mecosta-Osceola ISD

Representative- Region 4
John Mertz
Director of Human Resources

Representative – Region 5
DeLynn Smith
Curriculum Development Specialist, Flint Community Schools

Representative – Region 6
Richard Gutierrez
Principal & Lewton Global Studies/Spanish Immersion, Lansing Public Schools

Representative – Region 7
Lisa Jenkins-Meredith
Director of Instructional Services & Virtual Programming, Kalamazoo RESA

Representative- Region 8
Jenny Heath
Principal & CEPD Director, Lenawee ISD Tech Center

Representative- Region 9
Carmen Kennedy-Rogers
Senior Program Officer & Education Leader, The Skillman Foundation

At Large 
Jennifer Brown,
Superintendent, Cadillac Public Schools

At Large
Kelley Cusmano
ELA Teacher Leader, Rochester Community Schools

At Large
Mellissa Wilson
Literacy Consultant, Wayne RESA

Liaison Representative
Heather Kortlandt
Director of Instruction, Otsego Public Schools

Michigan ASCD Staff


Executive Director